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Tangled Tuesday No. 46

Can you believe that it’s been over a month since my last Tangled Tuesday post?! April with its many fun challenges was a huge flurry of activity, but even amidst all my photography and blogging and NaPoWriMo poetry-writing efforts I still managed to find some time here and there for tangling… and now I’m ready to share!

Tangling Goodies

I am SO EXCITED to announce that an art-related article I wrote was syndicated on BlogHer this past month. Imagine that – a) ME writing a post about ART and b) having it published?! If you’d have told me either of those little tidbits just a few short years ago, I would never have believed it, but there you go – life sure does have a way of surprising you.

Syndicated on BlogHerAnyway, I’d love it if you’d check it out! Here’s the link:

5 Ways to Incorporate Your Art Work Into a Blog Post, by Laurel Regan

In other news… as my tangling supplies have been threatening to overwhelm my small office, I came up with the idea of taking over part of our tiny (and mostly unused) guest room and turning it into an arts and crafts studio. I presented the idea to Peter, and he jumped on board right away. Exciting! We tidied the room, shuffled some furniture around (or out), and made way for Phase One of the transformation – my new desk.

Arts and crafts studio, Phase One!

Arts and crafts studio, Phase One!

I absolutely love it – there’s room to store tons of pens, pencils, and supplies, plus the adjustable angled worktop means that I can lose myself in tangling for hours on end and not suffer the next day from sore shoulders and a kinked neck. Win-win! I’m thrilled with this new development, and will keep you posted as my studio evolves.

New Tangles

Over the past month I learned several new tangles – Balo, Biscus, Keystone, Tizzy, Showgirl, Fandango, Cloudfall, Swells, ‘Brella, Loop, and Intwine – all from TanglePatterns.com.

And good news! My two new Moleskine sketchbooks with their beautiful bright red covers finally arrived – and just in the nick of time, too, as I only have five spaces left in my current tangle practice sketchbook for new patterns. Now I’m ready to continue learning!

Tangling in Progress

I mentioned in my last Tangled Tuesday post that I had started an Easter-themed ZIA, and that I’d share the final results with you when it was complete. Alas, it turned out to be another project on which I got stalled, so it’s currently languishing in my WIP file. Maybe next Spring?!

Other than that, all of my recently-started projects are actually complete, which brings me to…

Finished Projects

Lots of catching up to do after a month without any Tangled Tuesday posts!

Some of you may have seen my first finished piece, as I drew it in response to one of last month’s Photo A Day Challenge prompts and shared it in my March photo a day post… but for those of you who might have missed it, here you go!

ZIA 35, for FMS Photo A Day Challenge "Zen" Prompt

ZIA 35, for FMS Photo A Day Challenge “Zen” Prompt

Moving on to the delightful Draw A Bird Day (held every year on April 8th) – it was my first time ever participating, and you know that of course my offering would be a tangled one!

ZIA 36, for Draw A Bird Day

ZIA 36, for Draw A Bird Day

I thought I’d try something a little more structured than usual with the next piece, and was very pleased with the end result. I haven’t digitized it yet, but once that’s done I’m thinking that I might turn it into customizable greeting cards in one of my online shops. What do you think?

ZIA 37

ZIA 37

And finally, a little piece you might have seen in yesterday’s post:

ZIA 38

ZIA 38

I’m afraid that I didn’t have time to tackle any of The Diva’s Challenges this past month, but I’m hoping to get back into them next week.

And that’s about it… hope you enjoyed catching up with me, and see you again next Tuesday!

P.S.

The Zentangle® Method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.

Previous posts in this series are all tagged Tangled Tuesday.

For background on how I discovered and got involved in Zentangle, and links to further information and resources, check out my blog post For the love of tangling.

You can browse my entire tangle gallery at Ten Thousand Tangles.

And, if you’re interested in having a little piece of my art for yourself, please click on the GoFundMe button below for more information and also visit my Ten Thousand Tangles shops on Society6 and Zazzle. (Pssst… links to my international Ten Thousand Tangles shops on Zazzle are in the Alphabet Salad sidebar – just click on the appropriate flag and you’ll get to the place you need to be!)

NaBloPoMo May 2015

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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